Auction 107, Lot 111

"Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure jusqu'au dessus de Quebec", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 7.5 inches
30 x 19.1 cm

Nice example of the first state of this copper engraved map, published by Prevost. The map details the course of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island and the mouth west to beyond Quebec. It details many rocks and shoals in the river with numerous villages and forts located along the shore. Decorated with a rococo-style cartouche.

References: Kershaw #626.

Condition: A

Good impression on thick paper with full margins. Trace of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/9/2004